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6 TED Talks That Will Boost Your Creativity

“Creativity is always a leap of faith,” author Julia Cameron said. “You’re faced with a blank page, a blank easel or an empty stage.” It’s all part …

537 Miles: Bikepacking the Colorado Trail

The desire to bikepack the Colorado Trail (CT) in its entirety had been strong in me for almost three decades. I spent many weekends during my early …

Bikepacking

The Continental Divide Trail Thru-Hiker Survey (2017)

Hello and welcome to the results of the 2017 Continental Divide Trail Thru-hiker Survey! Now that I've hiked the Continental Divide Trail, I feel …

Hiking

Do Cats Fart?

Certain philosophical questions can invade even the most disciplined of minds. Do aliens exist? Can a soul ever be measured? Do cats fart?<p>While the …

How Big Is Earth?

Earth, the third planet from the sun, is the fifth largest planet in the solar system; only the gas giants Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune are …

Astronomy

Were They Tougher Than We Are?

Abie DuPlooy, the PH with whom I hunted in Zambia in 1987, declared that the worst ride was better than the best walk, and then proceeded to walk …

The Hardest They Come

When I became the editor of <i>Outside</i> in early 1999, the 22-year-old magazine was riding impossibly high—and falling apart. In one of those mysterious temperamental spasms that sometimes grips even thriving publications, most of the editorial team that had brought so much success and acclaim in the …

Geopolitics

Get the Rugged Outdoorsman Look with this Fall-Friendly Gear

With fall fast approaching, it’s time to start assembling your cool-weather wardrobe. While there’s no wrong way to do autumn, today we’re taking a …

A Single Narrow Gasping Lung

Tenzing Norgay wasn’t buying it. Neither were the five other Sherpas who’d summited Mount Everest since 1953, when Tenzing and Edmund Hillary first knocked the bastard off. The Euros had been too fast—too fast to have climbed the mountain with bottled oxygen, let alone without it. But such was the …

Mountaineering

Anal Itching Causes: Why Is My Butt Itchy? | Men’s Health

5 Reasons Your Butt Itches Like Crazy<p>This list might save you from getting caught with your hands down your pants<p>Getty<p>When that itch in the seat of your pants strikes, there’s nothing you want to do more than give it a good scratch. But not only is that <i>not</i> the way to go to cure it, but it’s also …

46 Survival Skills to Keep You Entertained in the Backyard and Alive in the Backcountry

A crisis is no time to experiment with survival skills. It’s a time for action—a time to execute techniques you’ve already mastered. Do you feel …

How a Panic Attack Turned a News Anchor Into a Mindfulness Expert | Heleo

“I talk about mindfulness as like being an inner meteorologist, where you can see the storm before it makes landfall.”<p><b>READ ON TO DISCOVER:</b><p><i>How to stop</i> …

Mindfulness

The Polar Expedition That Went Berserk

Samuel Massie wasn't superstitious until the day he saw the crows. Two of them, gliding above the Antarctic Plateau. Sure, he’d hardly slept in 48 hours, and it was 60 below, and he was 18 years and three months old, which is to say he knew nothing, and he hadn’t heard from his three shipmates in …

Sailing

The Best Running Tips of All Time

At <i>Outside</i>, we write about running. A lot. We’ve spent countless hours talking to the greatest athletes and brightest minds in the sport to examine every training and racing strategy imaginable. We’ve even tested many of those approaches ourselves. While we think it’s all worthwhile info, we …

Running

The Case for Camping Alone (Sometimes)

There’s possibly nothing more therapeutic than going into the woods solo<p>For the last week, I camped alone in the high mountains of Colorado. It might sound weird or misanthropic to go camping solo, but I’d prescribe it every time over antidepressants or a shrink.<p>My wife, Jen, had to return to Santa …

Santa Fe

Thru-Hiking Reflections One Year Later: The World is Burning

A year ago this week, I completed my thru-hike of the Pacific Crest Trail. It was a trial by fire, in the proverbial sense; I had been backpacking …

Three simple steps to extend the life of your chain - MBR

Clean, check, lubricate<p>Too many riders leave neglect proper bike chain maintenance, which leads to excess wear, increased chain slap and poor …

The 15 most dangerous and deadly hikes in the world

Nothing lets you connect with nature quite like a beautiful hike.<p>For some, that means a laid back stroll, while others prefer an adrenaline inducing brush with death.<p>This list is for the latter: these are the 15 most terrifying, dangerous, and deadly hikes in the world.

See The World’s Purest Waters at Crater Lake: In Stunning Photos

At a depth of 1,943 feet, Crater Lake lives up to its name as the deepest lake in the United States, and the ninth deepest in the world. It’s tucked …

Button Up, Hike Down: Best Hiking Shirts

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I Live In A Mountain Town And So Should You

With a real smile on my face for the first time in a week or more, I hopped onto the California Zephyr at Chicago’s Union Station after my …

The Most Underrated Endurance Workout? Hiking

Sure, it's fun and relaxing—but it can also be a key part of a fitness routine<p>Have you ever met anyone who regretted taking a good, hard day hike? Me neither.<p>There’s something special about moderately paced movement through nature that leaves one feeling refreshed, renewed, and satisfied. Because …

Hiking

The 10 Best Fall Hiking Trails in the U.S.

There’s something simplistically beautiful about fall that makes us want to do just one thing: look. As we move into cooler weather, here are ten hikes across the country to take in autumn's colors before winter hides them in white.

Hiking

Tutorial: Dead-reckoning navigation | Basic but oft-used skill

Dead-reckoning is the simplest navigation skill. It’s much easier to learn than reading a map, or operating a compass, GPS, or altimeter watch.Yet I …

Hiking

Pro Tips for Your First Ultra

Your first ultra can be a daunting experience. There are so many variables—what (and how much) to eat, how to pace, how to handle the night …

Plant Fall-Blooming Spider Lilies, the Lycoris Surprise Lily

One of the drawbacks some gardeners have with lily varieties is the lanky foliage they’re left to deal with when the blooms are gone. What if you …

Gardening 101: Astilbe

Astilbe, <i>Astilbe x arendsii:</i> “False Spirea”<p>Astilbe is a perennial plant which the noted American garden writer Allen Lacy praised as “vertical …

What Happens When You Take Full Responsibility of Your Life | Inc.com

Most people are too afraid to commit to anything because they already know they're going to break their commitment. This internal fear is the primary challenge, yet compounded by another, more external, challenge. Namely, that the systems of society <i>are set up to work against you.</i> Public education, …

Self-improvement

How to Live ON PURPOSE and Maximize Every Freaking Day | Inc.com

Today can be as great as you want it to be.<p>Your fate isn't set. You get to decide how much of yourself you're going to put into today.<p>Rather than saying, "Well, we'll see what happens," you must powerfully state, <i>"Today, I'm going to make it happen!"</i><p>When you go into the gym, you get to decide how …

Motivation

Joe McConaughy Absolutely Smashed the AT Speed Record

And the potentially catastrophic injuries he suffered make the time even more impressive<p>Exactly a week after smashing the self-supported fastest known time record on the Appalachian Trail, Joe “Stringbean” McConaughy was fidgeting in the waiting room of a Boston-area sports medicine physician. He …

Running